There is a new medical record system called My Health Record. It is an online database designed to keep all your medical records in one place, operated by the Australian Government. The link below describes the benefits and risks to help you make an informed decision, and talks about how to opt out if you do not want a My Health Record.
If you don’t want a My Health Record, you can choose to opt-out. The deadline is 31 January 2019.
If you want a My Health Record, you don’t need to do anything. After 31 January 2019, health services will upload the past two years of your Medicare and pharmacy records into the system. Already, 6.3 million people have a My Health Record. After 31 January 2019, you can delete your record permanently at any time.
For more details, see www.hep.org.au/my-health-record-information-about-your-options/